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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea By Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne


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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Summary

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

'It is a ripping yarn, but it is also an eerie tale of isolation and madness ... with a compellingly Byronic central character' Guardian

Combining thrilling adventure with scientific facts and a wonder at the natural world, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is Jules Verne's most enduringly popular novel. It begins when a vast black object is spotted menacing the oceans, causing panic over the world. When Professor Aronnax joins an expedition to hunt down the creature, he and his two companions discover it is a giant submarine, the Nautilus. Captured and held prisoner on board by its captain, Nemo - unpredictable, enigmatic, exiled from humanity - they have no choice but to travel the terrifying underwater depths with him.

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David Coward

About Jules Verne

Jules Verne (Author)
Jules Verne was born in France in 1828 and died in 1905. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel was wildly successful, producing many brilliant novels in the burgeoning genre of science fiction: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Around the World in 80 Days, among others. Verne is the second most translated author in the world, after Agatha Christie and before Shakespeare.

David Coward (Translator)
David Coward is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Leeds and has translated many books from French for Penguin Classics.

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GOR010570679
9780141394930
0141394935
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20180426
528
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